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CorD 162

April 2018 Issue

Jordi Bertomeu EuroLeague Basketball Company

Jordi Bertomeu, President, Chairman, And CEO Of The EuroLeague Basketball Company

Basketball Is No Ordinary Sport In Serbia

In this exclusive interview for CorD, the top man of basketball’s EuroLeague talks about the “Final Four” tournament, which is to be held in Belgrade next month, the 18th birthday of the organisation he heads, expansion plans, the Euro Cup, relations with FIBA, the World Basketball Federation, and much more

Ambassador Andrea Orizio, Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia

Strong Democracy Implies Media Freedom

The way ahead includes empowering media to deal with violations of media freedom and freedom of expression, promoting digital and media literacy, fostering the right to freedom of information and encouraging media diversity also in national minority languages – Andrea Orizio
Ivan Medenica Artistic Director Of BITEF

Ivan Medenica, Artistic Director Of BITEF

Is BITEF Returning To The World Scene?

“Opening Bitef with none other than the play Mount Olympus, which is currently one of the most famous in the world, truly reaffirms what Bitef is and its grandeur in every sense of the word.”
Culture Calendar May 2018

Culture Calendar

May 2018

Ana Tozzi, Foreign Investors Council (FIC) Executive Director

Digitisation Supports Key Reform

One topic clearly stood out as the unifying factor mentioned at all KBF panels as a game changer – digitisation. One could find numerous reasons why digitisation is in focus. In the view of the FIC, the key reason is that digitisation could turn out to be a universal recipe for treating the two biggest challenges in Serbia
Jelena Pavlović, President Of The Amcham Board Of Governors, CEO Of Philip Morris Services

Jelena Pavlović, President Of The Amcham Board Of Governors, CEO Of Philip Morris Services

Serbia Must Go Digital

One word – digitisation - resonated during this year’s Kopaonik Business Forum, both in panels and in informal discussions. We could hear that businesses, the media, governments etc. all should go, or are already going, digital
Dragoljub Damljanović, President Of The French-Serbian Chamber Of Commerce (CCFS), Energy & Field Services VP SEE Europe Operations Schneider Electric

Dragoljub Damljanović, President Of The French-Serbian Chamber Of Commerce (CCFS), Energy & Field Services VP SEE Europe Operations Schneider Electric

Clearly Established Diagnosis Of The Serbian Economy

The task of the forum’s participants is to give “diagnoses that someone needs to harmonise and guide in the right direction” – this is one of the theses that could be heard after the Kopaonik Business Forum. The one who should do that has long since ceased to be just the state, but rather is all of us who come from the economy

Aleksandar Ružević, Chairman of the NALED Management Board and General Manager of Coca-Cola HBC Serbia and Montenegro

Who Are Tax Heroes?

The Kopaonik Business Forum confirmed that the reform agenda has been well established and that it features the most important issues for improving conditions for doing business – the corporatisation of public companies, the development of eGovernment and digitisation, infrastructure, rule of law, education etc
Jasmina Vignjević Nordic Business Alliance Telenor Srbija

Jasmina Vignjević, President Of The Nordic Business Alliance, Government Affairs Manager At Telenor Serbia

Changing The Mindset Towards Digital Society

Due to my belief that digitisation and an innovation-driven economy represent the greatest potentials for growth, I would highlight the panel organised by the Digital Serbia Initiative. This panel addressed many opportunities brought by the digital economy, three of which I will point out here
Majo Mićović Swiss-Serbian Chamber Of Commerce Sky Express d.o.o.

Majo Mićović, President Of The Swiss-Serbian Chamber Of Commerce, General Manager Of Sky Express d.o.o.

Investing In Young & Talented People

Innovation, as a key driver of local economic growth and competitiveness, is one of the ideas of the Kopaonik Business Forum that could become a game-changer for the Serbian economy
Goran Pekez Japanese Business Alliance Adriatic Region At JTl a.d. Senta

Goran Pekez, President, Japanese Business Alliance In Serbia & Corporate Affairs And Communications Director, Adriatic Region At JTl a.d. Senta

Public Sector Reforms Should Be Faster

This year’s Kopaonik Business Forum was one of the most successful gatherings to date. Some very good conclusions were drawn related to fiscal consolidation, sustainable growth and the macroeconomic conditions in the country
Ann Pešić International Women’s Club (IWC) Irish Honorary Consul

Ann Pešić, President Of The International Women’s Club (IWC) And Irish Honorary Consul

Respecting Diversity Through Cooperation

The International Women’s Club has been in existence for many years and has brought together women who are in Belgrade temporarily, either as members of the diplomatic community or for business reasons, and a number of local women who may have spent many years living abroad and have come back to live in Serbia and wish to keep those international connections

Ursula Läubli, Director of the Swiss Cooperation Office Serbia, Counsellor, Embassy Of Switzerland

Four More Years Of Cooperation

Swiss Cooperation Strategy Serbia 2018-2021
Željko Milković City Transport Company GSP BEOGRAD

Željko Milković, Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Director Of Public Utility City Transport Company GSP “BEOGRAD”

We Respect Our Passengers’ Needs

Public transportation needs change from day to day, so GSP “Beograd” is preparing to increase the number of vehicles and rejuvenate them. It is planned for the quality of transport to be raised to a significantly higher level in the next few years and for passengers to be provided with greater comfort during the summer and winter months
Miloš Borenović TeleSign Belgrade

Miloš Borenović, Director Of Product Management, TeleSign Belgrade

Ease The Lives Of Citizens

We are innovating to solve customer engagement problems and address specific challenges presented by our clients. And, we are succeeding – Miloš Borenović
Aaron Angell At GoMA

Aaron Angell At GoMA

Angell’s Playground At GoMA

For the exhibition which closed last month, Aaron Angell created an interior that mines various historical points and hobbyist cultures partly in response to the complex history of GoMA’s site as a former private residence, garden and Neoclassical fancy
Berlin Property Price Growth Tops Global List

Berlin Property Price Growth Tops Global List

Berlin property prices skyrocketed in 2017, outpacing all other major centres, according to a new report while three other German cities also ranked in the global top 10
Stop the age effect Who Wants To Live Forever

Feature On Immortality

Who Wants To Live Forever?

By Russ Alan Prince

Not only do many of the super-rich want immortality, but a good number of them are doing something about it. The likes of Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, Larry Ellison, Co-founder of Oracle, and investor Peter Thiel are all putting money into ventures that are focused on extending the human lifespan
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